Hyundai Ioniq 6 has finally been unveiled to the world, further expanding the company’s global EV portfolio. Meant to take on the likes of electric cars from Tesla, the latest edition of Hyundai’s Ioniq EV series takes the shape of a rather appealing electric sedan that bets big on simplicity. Complementing this is an impressive range of 610km on a full charge and a charging time of 10 to 80 per cent of the battery’s capacity in under 20 minutes.
For those unaware, the Ioniq series of vehicles represents Hyundai’s ambitions toward zero-emissions mobility. Within this, the automotive giant has managed to introduce all types of electric vehicles, including pure EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Ioniq 6 is the latest result of Hyundai’s EV innovations in this segment.
Even though a continuation of Hyundai’s EV vision, the Ioniq 6 comes as its first-ever all-electric sedan. With this, Hyundai is expected to compete with the likes of Tesla Model 3 in its international markets. Naturally, this also means that the EV will have to be equipped with all the new-gen vehicle technology that its prevalent competition offers. One look at the Ioniq 6 and you get to know that it does not disappoint in this regard.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Design
Visually, the Ioniq 6 looks very similar to some of the top-end cars we have seen earlier, particularly resembling those from the house of Porsche. The Ioniq 6 carries a very simple aesthetics with a streamlined silhouette for optimum aerodynamics. With this, Hyundai is calling the vehicle an “Electrified Streamliner.”
The title fits perfectly. You can see that from the singular curve extending throughout the length of the car and completely defining its aesthetics. Other than the negligible bulge at the front meant to highlight the headlights, the Ioniq 6 seems to go in one continuous flow, from its front to the rear end.
The highlights amid these are the rear spoiler, shark antenna, Digital Side Mirror or DSM camera, crash pad garnish, door map pocket, and console lower cover, all of which have been made from a glass-like, transparent material to bring in the sense of spaciousness within the vehicle. As we can see in the images, these also manage to give a rather futuristic look to the Ioniq 6, along with the flush door handles and the Parametric Pixel lights signature to the Ioniq series.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Interiors
On the inside, the Ioniq 6 is a different story altogether. Hyundai has managed to redesign the interiors of a typical car in every possible way you can imagine, in order to maximise the space inside. Examples – the doors are button-less, as all of these have been shifted to the center console. The console itself has been redesigned to a bridge-type look, offering luggage space beneath it. Then there is a glove box that slides out, instead of the conventional drop-down format.
The cabin is accentuated by dual-color ambient lighting, which lets you choose from a total of 64 colour options. In case you wish to make this automatic, know that the lighting can even synchronize with the speed of the vehicle, becoming brighter as you step on the pedal.
The Ioniq 6 will be available in a total of 12 colour options, 2 wheel designs and 2 interior colour combinations.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Performance
The Ioniq 6 is boastful of its performance figures too. The 610 km range on a single charge is quite an impressive accomplishment, but for the speedsters looking for speed figures, the Ioniq 6 is able to go from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.1 seconds. The top speed of the electric car has been capped at 185 kmph.
There are two battery options backing this performance – a standard battery with a 53.0 kWh capacity and a long-range battery with a 77.4 kWh battery. The choice also affects the acceleration of the Ioniq 6, with the bigger battery churning out the numbers as mentioned above. The standard battery is able to deliver an acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in 8.8 seconds. Hyundai says that a 350 kW DC station will take about 18 minutes for a 10 per cent to 80 per cent charge, while a 50 kW DC station will take just over an hour for the same.
The Ioniq 6 is also equipped with the new-age vehicle solutions like digital side mirrors instead of the conventional ones, an integrated digital cluster and infotainment touchscreen (12.3 inch TFT LCD each), wireless charging, voice recognition and a new Vehicle-to-Load feature that lets you charge your electronic devices from the vehicle itself.
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